Shriek and Wail


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Shriek verb – To cry out loudly and emotionally.
Usage example: the children shrieked with excitement

Wail is a synonym for shriek in scream topic. In some cases you can use "Wail" instead the word "Shriek" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like sigh, make a shrill noise, high-pitched scream. popular alternative
Nearby Words: shrieked, shrieking
Synonyms for Shriek


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Wail noun – A long low sound indicating pain or grief.
Usage example: rescuers heard a faint wail coming from the pile of rubble, a sure sign that one of the victims was still alive

Shriek is a synonym for wail in sigh topic. You can use "Shriek" instead the word "Wail" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as howl, scream, make a shrill noise. popular alternative
Nearby Words: wailing, wailed
Synonyms for Wail

How words are described

female female shriek female wail
familiar familiar shriek familiar wail
low low shriek low wail
long long shriek long wail
Other adjectives: distinctive, loud, piercing, impressive, horrible, weird, metallic, agonized, high-pitched, sonic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Siren Needless to say, the big fella didn't care much for this, and his outraged and pained shriek mutates into the familiar siren wail while pronouncing a Fate Worse Than Death on the entire village in a Lovecraftian twist on The Last Supper.
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